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Backstage at MAN: Craig Green AW14Shot by Lea Colombo

MAN: Craig Green AW14

Utilitarian leather harnesses create subtle sculpture, whilst skirts form a ceremonial mood

Initial impression:

Utilitarian for the romantic generation.  

Standout looks:

The incredible hand-painted and faded print-on-print exits that took their point of departure in Persian rugs, underscoring Green's 'anti-digital' ethos. The austere yet rich floor length eighties coats and skirts were a subtle feminine nod that somehow strengthened the overall masculinity.


Quite pared-down compared to Green's previous oversize wooden body sculptures but a strong and focused collection with intriguing prints and a pensive, almost ceremonial mood.  

How they wore it:

Utilitarian leather harnesses/bags worn across the body felt like scaled-down installation pieces.

Quote of the show:

“The prints were all hand painted, really intricate and then we washed them up like tapestries. Persian rugs were the idea. So a kind of low-fi opulence and clashing with functional workwear. The layers of skirts are bold masculine, and we wanted it to feel romantic, old and romantic. Kind of…found.” Craig Green

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